Following great shows at the MENT Ljubljana and Urbano dejanje festivals in 2016, Austrian duo LEYYA, whose electronic trip-hop/pop swiftly spread throughout the continent and established the pair as darlings of the biggest European showcases, are coming back to town with their excellent new album Sauna. We’ll warm up with local synth-poppers Futurski, who won us over at our anniversary party in September, then at this year’s MENT Ljubljana.
Vienna natives LEYYA soon climbed to the top of the continental music scene with catchy hits such as “Superego” and “Butter” – the first alone has hit well over two million plays on Spotify in less than two years! During this time, Sophie and Marco also proved themselves live, quickly becoming favourites among the European showcase crowd with excellent gigs at Eurosonic, Reeperbahn, Tallinn Music Week, The Great Escape and others, as well as playing to a crowd of 20,000 in the heart of the Austrian capital.
Expanding their discography, their second album Sauna, released this year, continues to serve up inquiring electro-pop that intertwines chaos and routine, the unknown and the familiar, melancholic vocals and bright rhythms, the sound of contemporary Vienna and a hint of worldly tradition – and, above all, radio friendly songs and melodies that burrow in your ear, tickle your feet and loosen your hips.
Four-piece and four-synth Ljubljana group Futurski was established in 2015, with its sound a palette of synthetic colours, blended into a fresh millennial sound and sunken into melancholic vocals and cool dreaminess. They celebrated the release of their first EP Synthetic Happiness alongside Matter and persons from porlock at Kino Šiška’s 2017 anniversary party, and were also featured at MENT Ljubljana this year.
Organisation: Kino Šiška.
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